I don't think their claim is similar at all. They may own the physical statue, but they don't own it's likeness. It's not like the photographer is physically stealing the statue when he makes a copy of it.
Yo, stop it with the ignoratio elenchi, Richard. We get it, you think the Second Amendment was a bad idea. But your drawing the issue away from what the article meant to address, which are the deplorable actions of a rookie police officer and the unchecked power of police unions.
I find it funny there's so many "former" NSA officials. It makes it seem like once everything went public their fun was over and they didn't want to deal with the consequences so they all bailed ship before they got in too much trouble.
oh wait... that's probably exactly what happened, isn't it?